Renting a car abroad

If you are thinking of renting a car abroad, there are several things to consider.

Before your holiday, check the car rental company’s terms and conditions and make sure you know what they require. Often, you will need an international driving licence and a credit card. You should also check the insurance cover that comes with the car, so you can arrange additional cover if necessary.

When collecting the car, ask about the rental company’s fuel policy, as you may need to return it with a full tank. Check the car’s condition and tell the company about any problems before you drive it away.

When returning the car, try to meet a rep from the rental company, so you can be present when they check the car for fuel and damage. This will help you to avoid any additional charges.